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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #76
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I still wanna see your goose, Moose.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #77
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Without meaning to be rude, am I the only one thinking it may be time to get rid of those spoke wheels and get cast ones?
Agreed. I have been on NON-spoked wheels since I had my '74 Stupid Glide with Invader 5 spoke fabricated wheels. THAT being said, we can't deny the nostalgia wave that has sold thens of thousands of new antiques, and to many cruiser riders, that has a lot of value. They will work fine, when properly assembled. Modern bikes have had mags for decades, so the number of mechanics with spoke wheel truing skills has dwindled.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #78
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Geez...can't takin it! Still shakes/vibrates over 70mph. Not the wobbleallovertheroad like when the spokes were loose, but very noticable making it difficult to grip the handgrips due to the wicked vibration
I was gonna stop by and test ride it tonight.. but it was too goddamned COLD coming back from the polls on the old Notrun.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #79
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #80
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Since the bike shakes even worse, either all that weight is not needed or the rim is way out of concentricity with the hub.

Truing stands are easy to make, good (enough for this job) dial indicators are cheap as are spoke wrenches. It just takes time and patience... and a light touch with the spoke wrench! An eighth or sixteenth of a turn makes a difference.... Nipple grease makes things more pleasurable too.

I rebuilt the front wheel of my DR650 when the rim split. It turned out well and was easier than I thought.
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